Winton-Schaad Prescribed Fire Fuels Reduction Burns Continue On

Winton-Schaad Prescribed Fire Fuels Reduction Burns Continue On

West Point, CA…The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is conducting a prescribed burning operation on the Winton-Schaad Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) site. This project is in the North-Eastern portion of Calaveras County near Winton Road and Lily Valley Circle in West Point, CA. Smoke may be visible in the area during […]

Sender’s Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through November 15! Shop Local & Save!

Sender’s Market Weekly Ad & Grocery Specials Through November 15! Shop Local & Save!

Mountain Ranch, CA…In 1950, we started out as a family operation with Erich’s father and mother, August and Freida Sender, in a century-old adobe building. The upstairs was home to the Sender family, and the first floor included groceries, a meat market, a bar, and a small eating place called Opa’s Smokehouse. On Christmas morning […]

Winter Storm Watch from Sunday Afternoon Through Tuesday Night. Rain & Heavy Snow Ahead!

Winter Storm Watch from Sunday Afternoon Through Tuesday Night.  Rain & Heavy Snow Ahead!

Arnold, CA…The Latest Winter Storm Watch from the National Weather Service in Sacramento. Heavy snow possible. Total snow accumulations of 2 to 4 feet possible above 4000 feet. Winds could gust as high as 40 to 50 mph. From Sunday afternoon through late Tuesday night. Winter Storm Watch URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather […]

Another Winton-Schaad Prescribed Fire Fuels Reduction Burn on October 31st

Another Winton-Schaad Prescribed Fire Fuels Reduction Burn on October 31st

West Point, CA…The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is conducting a prescribed burning operation on the Winton-Schaad Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) site. This project is in the North-Eastern portion of Calaveras County near Winton Road and North Bald Mountain Road in West Point, CA. Smoke may be visible in the area […]

Human Remains Located Near Glencoe

Human Remains Located Near Glencoe

Glencoe, CA…On October 23, 2022, at about 1030hrs, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office received a report regarding the possible discovery of human remains. A caller reported that he had been hunting in the area of Ponderosa Way east of the North Fork of the Mokelumne River when he discovered human remains. The suspected human remains […]

Gerald J. Garcia 1940 ~ 2022

Gerald J. Garcia 1940 ~ 2022

West Point, CA… Gerald J. Garcia July 20, 1940 ~ September 28, 2022 (age 82) Gerald James Garcia, 82, passed away on September 28, 2022, in West Point, CA. Gerald was born on July 20, 1940, in CA. Gerald Served in the Navy and Navy Reserve. Private family services will be held, and his inurnment […]

47th Annual Lumberjack Day Logging Show & Parade is Saturday October 1st! “The Biggest Little Celebration in the Motherlode”.

47th Annual Lumberjack Day Logging Show & Parade is Saturday October 1st!  “The Biggest Little Celebration in the Motherlode”.

West Point, CA…47th Annual Lumberjack Day Logging show and Parade, Saturday October 1st, 2022 “The Biggest Little Celebration in the Motherlode”. Parade Theme for 2022 will be “The Roaring 20’s” to pay tribute to the 100 years of logging in our region. The honor of Grand Marshall will go to a dear retired West point […]

Justin Edward Keaton Jr. 2020 ~ 2022

Justin Edward Keaton Jr. 2020 ~ 2022

West Point, CA… Justin Keaton Jr., 2, passed away on September 22, 2022. Justin was born on March 07, 2020. Online condolences can be made at https://www.dieboldfuneral.com/. Funeral arrangements were trusted to San Andreas Memorial Chapel 254 W. St. Charles Street San Andreas, CA 95249 (209) 754-3361. To send flowers to the family or plant […]

San Andreas Rotary’s Drive Thru Rib Dinner! Get Your Tickets Now!

San Andreas Rotary’s Drive Thru Rib Dinner!  Get Your Tickets Now!

San Andreas, CA…The San Andreas Rotary Club will once again be serving up “Fall off the Bone” Barbecued Spare Ribs in the Treat’s General Store Parking Lot in San Andreas on Saturday October 8th from 3pm til 6pm. This annual event originally began as a fundraiser back in 2020 when Covid caused so many restaurants […]

Calaveras County 4-H Open Enrollment

Calaveras County 4-H Open Enrollment

San Andreas, CA….More than 6 million young people across the country are enjoying 4-H today! 4-H offers young people many new opportunities allowing them to make an impact on the community and step up to the challenges of a complex and changing world. Calaveras County 4-H is a volunteer youth development program open to all […]

California Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for Charles Ng

California Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for Charles Ng

San Francisco, CA…A jury convicted defendant, Charles Chitat Ng, of 11 counts of first degree murder against Sean Dubs, Deborah Dubs, Harvey Dubs, Clifford Peranteau, Jeffrey Gerald, Michael Carroll, Kathleen Allen, Lonnie Bond, Sr., Lonnie Bond, Jr., Robin Scott Stapley, and Brenda O’Connor. The jury found true the multiple-murder special circumstance. The jury returned a […]

A Cool, Crisp Week of Weather in Triple Digits Ahead….Well, if you Smile it will Seem Cooler

A Cool, Crisp Week of Weather in Triple Digits Ahead….Well, if you Smile it will Seem Cooler

Arnold, CA…Detailed forecast for from the National Weather Service for the West Slope Northern Sierra Nevada. Today, Sunny. Highs 74 to 89 higher elevations…87 to 97 lower elevations. Prevailing south winds up to 10 mph shifting to the southwest in the afternoon. Gusts up to 30 mph. Tonight, Clear. Lows 54 to 69 higher elevations…66 […]

Electra Fire Expected to Reach Full Containment Today

Electra Fire Expected to Reach Full Containment Today

Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA…There was a slight increase of fire activity yesterday deep within the fire perimeter. Large areas of unburned, brush flared up creating visible columns of smoke. Resources were on site to mitigate any fire spread. A type 2 helicopter has been working with ground crews to keep the fire activity well […]

CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Law Enforcement Officers Make Arson Arrest

CAL FIRE Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Law Enforcement Officers Make Arson Arrest

San Andreas, CA…Over the last several months, CAL FIRE law enforcement officers have been investigating a number of arson caused wildland fires in the West Point area. Through the investigation, Sandy Sims of West Point was identified as a suspect. CAL FIRE officers arrested Sims on July 11th, 2022 for four counts of PC 451 […]

Traffic Update….Vehicle Overturned Multiple Times Down Embankment Near Sr26 / Ridge Rd

Traffic Update….Vehicle Overturned Multiple Times Down Embankment Near Sr26 / Ridge Rd

Glencoe, CA…Traffic Update….Vehicle Overturned Multiple Times Down Embankment Near Sr26 / Ridge Rd Incident: 00101 Type: Trfc Collision-1141 Enrt Location: Sr26 / Ridge Rd Loc Desc: Lat/Lon: 38.346053 -120.581871 Detail Information 5:50 PM 3 [3] [Notification] [CHP]-SAM BERRI 97 IN TRAFFIC // CAN COME UP WHENEVER UNIT REQUESTS 5:27 PM 2 [2] 1039 SAM BERRI […]

Electra Fire Reaches 4,478 Acres, 80% Containment, Total Personnel 1782

Electra Fire Reaches 4,478 Acres, 80% Containment, Total Personnel 1782

Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA…Fire activity on the Electra Fire was minimal with smoldering in stump holes and large downed fuels. Firefighters continue to mop-up and reinforce control lines while suppression repair strategies are implemented. Area within the fire perimeter remains closed. All other evacuation orders have been reduced to warnings. For additional information for […]

More Roads Open Up as Electra Fire Repopulation Moves Forward

More Roads Open Up as Electra Fire Repopulation Moves Forward

San Andreas, CA…The Calaveras County Office of Emergency Services has implemented Zonehaven for identifying evacuation order and warning zones. For a live map of current zones under an evacuation order or warning please visit www.community.zonehaven.com or scan the QR code. The below changes only affect areas outside of the Electra Fire burn scar, as all […]

Leslie Paul Kaiser 1951 ~ 2022

Leslie Paul Kaiser 1951 ~ 2022

Wilseyville, CA… Leslie Paul Kaiser, July 31, 1951 ~ June 8, 2022 (age 70) Leslie Paul Kaiser, our brother, uncle and friend passed away Wednesday June 8th, 2022. He was the first baby boy born at the new Loyalton, California hospital on July 31st, 1951, where he joined his two brothers Mike and George. In […]

Chad A. Wilson 1965 ~ 2022

Chad A. Wilson 1965 ~ 2022

West Point, CA… Chad A. Wilson, August 23, 1965 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 56) Chad Alan Wilson, 56, passed away on June 07, 2022, in West point, CA. Chad was born on August 23, 1965, in NE. Online condolences can be made at https://www.dieboldfuneral.com/. Funeral arrangements were trusted to San Andreas Memorial Chapel, 254 […]

Electra Fire Update, 4,272 Acres, 40% Contained, 1,886 Personnel

Electra Fire Update, 4,272 Acres, 40% Contained, 1,886 Personnel

Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA…Fire behavior moderated overnight due to increased humidity. Several small spot fires were detected and mitigated with the support of intel platforms and night-flying helicopter operations. Firefighters continue strengthening control lines and mopping-up hot spots. Electra Incident Update AM 7.7 RESOURCES ASSIGNED Engines: 168 Water Tenders: 26 Helicopters: 14 Hand Crews: […]

Only 2,300 Electra Fire PG&E Power Outages Remain

Only 2,300 Electra Fire PG&E Power Outages Remain

Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA…PG&E made significant progress today responding to outages now affecting approximately 2,300 customers in parts of Amador and Calaveras Counties due to the Electra Fire. PG&E has deenergized several distribution lines for firefighter safety in the area at the request of Cal Fire crews battling the Electra fire. Working with Cal […]

Electra Fire Reaches 40% Containment as Fire Heads Towards Full Containment & Control

Electra Fire Reaches 40% Containment as Fire Heads Towards Full Containment & Control

Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA…In the interest of relaying the most accurate and up-to-date information to the public, the Electra Incident will begin releasing more frequent updates regarding control and containment lines throughout the day. This will be in addition to the morning and evening updates, which are typically released at 7 a.m. and 7 […]

Electra Fire Community Briefing Tonight!

Electra Fire Community Briefing Tonight!

AMADOR COUNTY, CA – CAL FIRE AEU, the Amador County Sheriff’s Office, the Calaveras County Sheriff’s Office, and CAL FIRE Incident Management Team 3 will host a community briefing on the Electra Fire via Facebook, tonight at 7pm. We will provide an operational briefing, and we will also answer your questions regarding the Electra Fire. […]

PG&E Continues to Make Progress Getting Grid Back Up Outside of Electra Fire Area

PG&E Continues to Make Progress Getting Grid Back Up Outside of Electra Fire Area

Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA…PG&E continues to respond to outages affecting approximately 8,000 customers in parts of Amador and Calaveras Counties, down from about 15,000 customers. PG&E has deenergized several distribution lines for firefighter safety in the area at the request of Cal Fire crews battling the Electra fire. Working with Cal Fire, PG&E was […]

Electra Fire Holds Steady at 3,900 Acres Overnight, Containment Rises to 10%

Electra Fire Holds Steady at 3,900 Acres Overnight, Containment Rises to 10%

Amador & Calaveras Counties, CA…The Electra Fire stayed active for the first half of the night, with short upslope runs. Humidity recovery in the early morning hours moderated fire activity. Firefighters are working to strengthen control lines. The threat to critical infrastructure is being monitored and assessed, and protection plans are being put into place. […]

Electra Fire Grows to 3,900 Acres, 5% Containment, 1,334 Fire Personnel Working Fire

Electra Fire Grows to 3,900 Acres, 5% Containment, 1,334 Fire Personnel Working Fire

Amador & Calaveras, Counties…The Electra Fire PM Update has been released. The Electra Fire is actively burning, with short intense upslope runs. Short range spotting with rollout is contributing to the fire spread. The threat to critical infrastructure is being monitored and assessed, and protection plans are being put into place. Electra Incident Update PM […]

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